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Old 08-29-2011, 08:47 PM   #1
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1250 Bandit Trike Conversion

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I was at the Motogp race in Indy this week watching Ben Spies tear it up, then I found this in the Hannigan Trike Conversion booth.







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Old 08-29-2011, 08:56 PM   #2
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Re: 1250 Bandit Trike Conversion

I'm sorry, but, if you can't drag the pegs, buy a sports car. Guess I'm not old enuff for a trike at 68. Maybe at 88?
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Re: 1250 Bandit Trike Conversion

Awesome man. Sorry if y'all don't like it but there are folks who still love riding but aren't physically able, I've met alot of them through amputee groups. If you saw some of the guys I've seen, ex: hand amputee who still rides, you would be more compassionate
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Awesome man. Sorry if y'all don't like it but there are folks who still love riding but aren't physically able, I've met alot of them through amputee groups. If you saw some of the guys I've seen, ex: hand amputee who still rides, you would be more compassionate
I was being more humorous.......but edited.
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:37 PM   #5
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I was being more humorous.......but edited.
Sorry, been a little touchy today since I found out I need another surgery. I might need this before it's all said and done... Needs a turbo and a small shot of nitrous though
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Re: 1250 Bandit Trike Conversion

I have a 92-year old client who is still riding. She had to switch to a trike after she broke a hip at 84...back when she was "younger" as she puts it!
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:01 PM   #7
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I have both a trike and two wheeled bikes.

They are two different types of riding. I have no desire to buy a sports car.

I have found running a trike through its paces can be a bit of a challenge. I enjoy experiencing both worlds.

One funny story I have is I was doing a day ride with some riders I know and I decided to take the trike. At lunch one of the guys, who I didn't know, started making all kinds of wise cracks about the trike. I listened to his comments, and then I asked him one simple question. I asked him how many miles he had on his bike. I don't remember the model of bike he had but I do believe is was one of the BMW sports bikes.

He proudly informed me that he had thirty something thousand miles on the OD. I grinned and responded that the trike he was making jokes about had 85,000 miles before it was even triked. I also added that when he gets 85,000 miles on his bike we can then talk about mine. He didn't have much to say after that. I just thought it was funny.
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Never said I didn't like the trike... Just not for me.. I have a few thousand miles riding trikes and side cars. They are different and fun. Have very good friends , both men and women on them. Also have a very good friend with one leg from the hip still riding 2 wheels. love them all. But, to each their own. I respect anyone's choice of ride.
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:46 PM   #9
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I wanna try one of those MP3 scooters with the two wheels in the front that lean. I wonder what that is like.
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I saw it too. My buds needled me about it being a Bandit.

It still has chain drive btw and about the only way to get to it for lubing is via the front sprocket cover.

In the looks department, I also vote no.
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Re: 1250 Bandit Trike Conversion

Try one of these. 4 wheels, & they lean really well - albeit not in the direction you'd prefer....
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:48 PM   #12
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Re: 1250 Bandit Trike Conversion

Nicely done Trike! perfect engine for it too
have you guys seen the Bandit Quad 1250?
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